Designed by architect I. M. Pei, The Museum of Islamic Art has "one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts, ranging from Spain to Egypt to Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India and Central Asia."
"At the age of 91, Pei had to be coaxed out of retirement to undertake this enterprise. He traveled throughout the Muslim world on a six month quest to learn about Muslim architecture and history and read Muslim texts to draw inspiration for his design."
The museum officially opened to the public on December 1, 2008. Below are some of the treasures we were able to view. My eye is always drawn to shades of red and blue ...
Some items I photographed along with their descriptions ...
... while some I took pictures of purely for their aesthetic appeal.
"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity." Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), Pro Publio Sestio
Wishing you all a wonderful week! Friendship blessings, Tammy